The 24th of August History Calendar

Lawrence Hargrave, $20 Note

On this day 143 years ago in 1874, the celebrated explorer, astronomer, engineer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer Lawrence Hargrave set sail on the barque from Sydney on one of his expeditions to New Guinea. There is a log of this voyage in his diary which is in the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

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